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(Photo: View from the Nsambe village health post) Shekinah Elmore, HMS ‘15 Neno, Malawi is a somewhere I’d never heard of when making plans to work on a palliative care project during the summer between my first and second years of medical school. I felt myself a rather savvy global health practitioner, having worked in Rwanda and Mozambique, largely with community health workers in very rural...

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Katherine van Schaik, HMS MD/PhD Program While a child, I learned of the unparalleled and exquisite clarity of the starry night sky in the Australian outback. When I finally saw such a night sky, on a cattle station near Cue, Western Australia, I knew that any ‘outback sky’ comments I had heard in childhood were understatements of the ineffable brilliance and intricacy of an expanse that at on...

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Profiled by Nina Niu, HMS ‘13 Surbhi Grover, MD, is a 3rd year resident in radiation oncology at UPENN. She has participated and led oncology outreach programs in India and Botswana. Surbhi is currently obtaining an MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in preparation for a career in global radiation oncology. 1. How did you first become interested in global health? Having g...

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Profiled by Nina Niu, HMS ‘13 Dr. Jason Efstathiou is a radiation oncologist specializing in genitourinary cancers who practices at MGH. He is on the steering committing of the Global Oncology (GO!) Initiative and his team has travelled to Botswana twice this year where he has led efforts to collaborate with and assist the local oncology community. Here is his story: Dr. Efstathiou grew up overs...

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